Artfully Designed and Crafted Boats since 1978

Plans and Kits

Start with our precision CNC-cut hull kits and build out from there. For the adventurous woodsmith, we have plans available to guide you through a build you can truly call your own.

Devlin Custom Built Boats

Sam and his team of top-notch craftsmen can design and build the boat of your dreams. Literally. Dream it up, and they can deliver it in every detail.

Devlin Designing Boatbuilders

2424 Gravelly Beach Loop NW
Olympia, WA 98502


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Dynamo Too 45

Dynamo Too 45

Dynamo Too 45 study plans include 4 pages showing both a motorsailer and powerboat version of this ocean going cruiser, inspired by the designs of the late Bill Garden.

Shanty 36

Shanty 36

The Shanty 36 gives houseboat living space in a boat’s hull because of the pram design – new – one page study plan now available.

New Website Page featuring Home Built Devlin Boats!

New Website Page featuring Home Built Devlin Boats!

At last a website page dedicated to the backyard home boatbuilder! Over the years we’ve seen builds of Sam’s designs from 7 feet to 54 feet. Plans have now been purchased in over 90 countries worldwide!

Visit us on Facebook and Instagram!

Visit us on Facebook and Instagram!

Explore the many wonderful home and professional builds of Devlin Boats from around the world. And watch day by day photo documentation of shop builds.

Featured Design

Candlefish 16

The Candlefish 16 is a burdensome fishing skiff. Deep and seaworthy, it is wonderfully suited to life in our changeable weather and strong tides.
Getting Started

Polliwog 8

The Polliwog is a great entry into wooden boat building! With the Polliwog, we offer the amateur builder the opportunity to build a lightweight and strong dinghy or tender.

Power Cruisers


Fishing Boats

Work Boats


Rowing & Paddling

About Devlin Boat Builders

This is where we encompass over forty years of focused development on a wide range of designs and the boating experiences they deliver, a uniquely evolved set of techniques to ensure a high quality, enduring vessel, and a sense of classic nautical design that manages to anchor in tradition while bringing the best of modern technology into your next boat.

Also, we invite you to register on the site and join the Devlin family discussion as we all find our way into the best of boating experiences on a Devlin designed boat.

Devlin boats last a very long time, and life is full of changes. We typically have a selection of “Pre-loved” Devlin boats available for purchase

Artfully Designed and Crafted Boats since 1978

Shop tours on Fridays by appointment

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